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Stepping up

Arthur trying to find role with Grizzlies

Kansas' Darrell Arthur plays with a basketball at his table in the green room before the start of the first round of the NBA Draft. Arthur fell to the 27th pick of the first round and was traded three times before the night ended but said he was happy he landed in Memphis.

Kansas' Darrell Arthur plays with a basketball at his table in the green room before the start of the first round of the NBA Draft. Arthur fell to the 27th pick of the first round and was traded three times before the night ended but said he was happy he landed in Memphis.

July 21, 2009

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Most rookies at the NBA Summer League learn that pro ball is whole different game compared to what they just came from playing.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur was no different last summer in Las Vegas.

But his true eye-opening experience came about six weeks later.

Arthur, who was selected 27th overall in the 2008 NBA draft by New Orleans before four draft-night deals landed him with the Grizz, didn't make the greatest early impression when he was sent home early along with former Kansas teammate Mario Chalmers from the NBA Rookie Training Camp in New York.

The dismissal came after police responded to the hotel room the two shared at 2 a.m. and reported that the room carried a strong smell of marijuana. Arthur denied drug-related involvement but was fined $20,000 by the NBA for missing the camp.

He'll have to repeat the camp this September, but this time will have a much different mindset.

Ryan Greene is the former editor of KUSports.com. The rest of the story can be accessed at lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/18/charged--arthur-ready-find-his-niche-grizzlies/.

Comments

logicsound09 4 years, 9 months ago

"Is that the end of the article or is this page not loading correctly?"


Methinks the phrase "The rest of the story can be accessed at..." might be of vital importance....

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Danimal 4 years, 9 months ago

He and Julian Wright should have both stayed for their junior years.

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puddleglum 4 years, 9 months ago

arthur is quick, but I did dunk on him last july in a pick up game. best luck to him.

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Jim Williamson 4 years, 9 months ago

You have to click on the link at the bottom.

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nschmi04 4 years, 9 months ago

Is that the end of the article or is this page not loading correctly?

"Stepping Up: Arthur trying to find role with Grizzlies" by Ryan Greene

"Arthur was busted for the hippie lettuce and will be retaking a rookie orientation class. The end."

Fantastic summary of Arthur "stepping up."

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CLARKKENT 4 years, 9 months ago

whatever, he should have stayed in school and grown up.

oh well, hindsight is always 20/20.

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